The petition asks that the options available to the system that were presented which would allow gamers to "buy games digitally, then trade, share, or sell those digital licenses," and that Microsoft was too hasty in listening to the "uninformed (who) railed against it… because Sony took advantage of consumers' uncertainty," adding, "It can't be all or nothing, there must be a compromise."
The petition asks for Microsoft to include an option to have the old online policy available for those Xbox One purchasers who prefer it.
One user wrote, "I believe this form of distribution (digital) is the future and I like the idea of sharing my games (licenses) with my family (wife and brothers, play coop on multiple systems with 1 purchase) and hope for a reduction of price in triple AAA retail games (just like happened in every other digital distribution platform like Steam or Apple Store due to the death of second hand and the reduction of piracy)."
Thecurrently has just over 7,000 signatures, which is unlikely to make Microsoft make any new decisions anytime soon.
Thousands signing "bring back original Xbox One promised at E3" petition
11 July 2013 | By JonahFalcon
- Ars Technica